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Netflix Adapting Grishaverse Books as Fantasy Series


Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling Grishaverse books are being adapted as a Netflix original series, Shadow and Bone.

Bird Box scribe Eric Heisserer will adapt and serve as showrunner for the series, which brings together the stories and characters of both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, two overlapping series that take place in Bardugo’s Grishaverse. The eight-episode series is set in a world split in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh. A young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country but dangerous forces plot against her.

The series sees Heisserer again collaborating with 21 Laps (Stranger Things), which produced his Oscar-nominated film Arrival. Pouya Shahbazian (the Divergent series) serves as an executive producer along with Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry for 21 Laps.

With more than 2.5 million copies sold in the English language alone, the Grishaverse books have been translated into 38 languages around the world and counting. A new installment of the Grishaverse, King of Scars, comes out later this month.

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